DIY Air Conditioning Maintenance – Air Filters

As an Arizona local, you know the importance of having a quality provider for Greater Phoenix and Tucson air conditioning repair – like Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Plumbing. But for minor AC maintenance tasks, like changing an air filter, why not learn how to do it yourself? If all doesn’t go according to plan, your experienced Chas Roberts technician is just a phone call away. Until then, follow our Phoenix and Tucson air conditioning guide to do-it-yourself, or DIY, air filter maintenance.

When choosing a replacement air filter, consider the following:

  • Quality:
    If you or members of your family are prone to allergies or asthma, consider purchasing a filter that ranks higher on the Minimum Efficiency Rating Value, or MERV, scale. The rating, a number from one to 20, will tell you whether the filter is highly efficient and effective at collecting debris in the air.
  • Size:
    Take a look at your AC unit’s existing filter to determine what size you need. Be sure to purchase the correct size filter to ensure your home’s air quality is not compromised.
  • Cost:
    There are a wide variety of air filtration options on the market. Available technologies such as high efficiency particulate air filters (considered the most advanced air filtration system available), or electronic air filters (which do not require replacement) can filter your air with remarkable efficiency. These options are often costly, however, and may require additional maintenance. For more information about what may best suit your home’s needs, talk to a professional at Chas Roberts.

Proper maintenance of your home’s air filter is one of the best preventative measures you can take to ensure you don’t need to call a professional for Phoenix or Tucson air conditioning repair. What’s more, a high-quality air filter rids your home of allergens like pet dander and dust particles, so your entire family can breathe easy year-round.

Chas Roberts has been maintaining and installing Arizonans’ home AC systems since 1942. Choose Chas for all your air conditioning – and plumbing – needs. To find out if the systems in your home are running as well as possible, schedule an appointment online with Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Plumbing today or call (602) 943-3426 in Phoenix, (520) 618-1884 in Tucson or (505) 264-7257 in New Mexico.

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